[nycbug-talk] Cron management

Matt Juszczak matt at atopia.net
Tue Sep 29 13:07:40 EDT 2009

Hi All,

I have a setup that is using puppet for system management/configuration, 
including crons.  It works well, except that many of the devs have 
requested access to add/edit/delete crons (95% of our crons are 
unfortunately for site-related code and DB related tasks).

There are two options I have:

- Give every dev access to our puppet server and access to change puppet 
configuration (not really something I want to do).

- Setup a single cron inside puppet that runs every minute, and then 
somehow setup a "task management system" that can execute multiple tasks 
using that single cron.

Are there such systems as the last one I mentioned, perhaps web and 
mysql/php based, where the dev's could create new "tasks" to run, and a 
single cron running every minute would execute those tasks when needed?



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